Margaret Irene Strickland: Whiteville

1944 – 2018

     Margaret Irene Strickland of Whiteville died Monday, April 2. She was 73.

     Born Aug. 30, 1944 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Smith and Addie Odella Harper.

     She was the owner and operator of 701 Nursery for 25 years.

     She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Strickland Walker of Lake Waccamaw, Angie Strickland (Mark) Shelley of Clarendon; two brothers, Billy Wayne Smith of Tabor City, Ernest Smith Jr. of Loris; two sisters,  Magdaline Norris of Clarendon, Faye Taylor of Whiteville; four grandchildren, Bradley Nance, Adam Nance, Katelyn Caines, Hunter Shelley.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, Tabor City, burial follow in Long Cemetery.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service in the chapel.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, 28472.

     A guest register is available here.